Sports Seoul reported the news and photos of Nichkhun and Tiffany on a date. According to the report, the two were originally friends for many years, as they were idols who lived in the U.S. Friendship blossomed into love, and the two started dating at the end of last year.
A mutual acquaintance was quoted on the couple: “Since Tiffany and Nichkhun are top hallyu stars they have been meeting very carefully. Reports that the two had been close for a long time are correct. Since the two have the similarity of living in the states, they started talking more and became friendly. However, they have only been dating for about four months.”
The two were seen dating on March 11 at an Asian fusion restaurant (see the photo here). They were being extremely careful about not being seen and drawing attention to themselves, but apparently their affection for each other could not be hidden. According to the report, Nichkhun and Tiffany seemed very happy during their dinner, laughing with each other occasionally.
According to an industry insider, “Nichkhun and Tiffany were friendly even before their debuts. From what I know, they have been dating for four months. Because of their familiarity with American culture, they went from friends to lovers as they were able to support each other in difficult times.”
While the two come from different companies, SM Entertainment for Tiffany and JYP Entertainment for Nichkhun, their groups had worked together before. Girls’ Generation and 2PM were once models for the uniform brand, Elite. In 2011, Tiffany and Nichkhun were the MCs (along with Girls’ Generation’s Yuri) for a K-Pop concert in Thailand. Of course, as idols, they would see each other at music shows.
Their respective agencies confirmed that these two top idols were dating. A representative for SM Entertainment told Mydaily News, “After being friends, the two grew closer to become lovers.”
A rep for JYP Entertainment told TV Report, “As the reports say, Nichkhun and Tiffany have been dating for about four months now. Please look towards them kindly.”